Another skin spawned by the Bright Colors contest, this untitled rainbow skin by KillerDoge is a worthy contender to “Some Bright Rainbow Skin”, reviewed a few posts ago.
Contests like this are springing up fairly often. Contests are always a good thing, as they end up providing fun new skins for users to play around with, such as this adorable brunette girl with rainbow tips and matching leggings.
I must admit that the tips of the hair looks a bit out of place, and that it would look better from a distance. Then again, it is difficult to fit every color into such a small space when you are given a very limited number of pixels. It looks a bit off against the oddly shaded white shirt underneath as well.
Finally, the rainbow stripes on her leggings look great, but maybe some shading could have been added in to differentiate between each leg. I do like how it looks more like a long skirt than pants – perhaps that is what KillerDoge was going for (also, how awesome is the name “KillerDoge”?).
Overall, this piece is simply fun due to the pastel rainbow colors. The shading is decent on her skin and the brown part of her hair – perhaps a little touching up on the tips and the shirt could give this gal a fighting chance in the contest.
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.
Leave a comment below with a link to your favorite skin in this contest. If I like it, I’ll review it!